Monday, May 3, 2010

The Secret World of Doing Nothing - 5/3

Dominique Haller

Our guest on today's show, Orvar Löfgren, is Professor of European Ethnology at the University of Lund, Sweden. He has done research on what people really do when they "do nothing" - and as it turns out, daydreaming is the essence of doing nothing. But in a world that keeps getting faster and louder, daydreaming is arguably something of an endangered activity.

Do you consciously take the time to daydream, or do you avoid "doing nothing"? Do you see any value in it? Do your daydreams ever guide you for real life? Do they materialize into projects that you actually take on? Share your story on the air or at our voicemail by calling 1877-GLOBE-07 or by leaving a comment below.

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